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Forest and Conservation Workers


Training and Education

Moderate-term on-the-job training is useful when pursuing this career. Among employees, 22% graduated from college with 4 year degrees. 15% of people working as forest and conservation workers went to college but did not obtain a degree. 63% of workers completed high school but did not pursue a college education.


Part-Time Work and Self-Employment

Employees that work part-time represent 17% of the total in 2008. Forest and conservation workers who work for themselves represent about 14% of the total.


Area Job Conditions

Finding jobs for employees may be easier in Salinas (California), Salem (Oregon), and San Diego (California), and the most challenging in Boise (Idaho), Chicago (Illinois), and Boston (Massachusetts).

The pay for these jobs is highest in Chicago (Illinois), Boston (Massachusetts), and Boise (Idaho) and lowest in Salem (Oregon), Salinas (California), and San Diego (California).


Video Overview

A brief introduction to the work of forest and conservation workers. Produced for the US Dept. of Labor.


Salaries by City

See typical salaries and ranges for this career below *. Shift click to sort by more than one column — for example first shift-click on state and then shift-click on salary to find best and worst salaries in each state.

StateCity / RegionTypical SalarySalary RangeJob Count% of All Jobs
ALBirmingham – Hoover$49,190$41K – $89K300.01%
ARLittle Rock – North Little Rock – Conway$47,140$34K – $71K400.01%
AZPhoenix – Mesa – Glendale$53,860$36K – $72K600.00%
CALos Angeles – Long Beach – Glendale (Metro Area)$63,820$37K – $89K500.00%
CARedding$66,380$48K – $99K400.06%
CASacramento – Arden – Arcade – Roseville$42,440$30K – $87K2400.03%
CASan Francisco – San Mateo – Redwood City (Metro Area)$79,750$44K – $93KN/AN/A
CODenver – Aurora – Broomfield$55,440$39K – $78K300.00%
COFort Collins – Loveland$47,710$26K – $72K1000.08%
CTHartford – West Hartford – East Hartford$75,630$59K – $80K500.01%
DCWashington – Arlington – Alexandria (Metro Area)$74,980$41K – $120K600.00%
FLJacksonville$37,910$32K – $67K300.01%
IDCoeur d’Alene, ID$49,870$39K – $98K500.09%
ILChicago – Joliet – Naperville (Metro Area)$64,760$52K – $89K1000.00%
MABoston – Cambridge – Quincy (Metro Area)$61,340$49K – $73K500.00%
MNDuluth$57,410$41K – $81K1500.12%
MNMinneapolis – St. Paul – Bloomington$64,050$44K – $79K1400.01%
MOSt. Louis$78,680$47K – $94KN/AN/A
MTMissoula$47,460$38K – $69K400.08%
NCRaleigh – Cary$56,610$40K – $75K300.01%
NMAlbuquerque$41,680$32K – $71K300.01%
NYNew York – White Plains – Wayne (Metro Area)$54,390$49K – $60K400.00%
NYRochester$34,750$31K – $55KN/AN/A
ORCorvallis$57,660$42K – $74K400.13%
OREugene – Springfield$61,690$48K – $86K800.06%
ORPortland – Vancouver – Hillsboro$60,970$48K – $87K1000.01%
ORSalem$60,980$50K – $77K600.04%
PAPittsburgh$54,820$49K – $60KN/AN/A
WASeattle – Bellevue – Everett (Metro Area)$54,780$42K – $76K900.01%
WIGreen Bay$54,750$45K – $70K400.02%
WIMadison$50,410$37K – $70K400.01%
WIMilwaukee – Waukesha – West Allis$58,450$49K – $72K600.01%

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